“The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife. To utilize them for present needs while insuring their preservation for future generations requires a delicately balanced and continuing program, based on the most extensive research. Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.”
— Rachel Carson
I want to share this search engine called Ecosia that I’ve been using for well over a year now. It uses the ad dollars companies put up to show on search engines to plant trees. So essentially when you are doing research using Ecosia, each ad plants a tree. All you would have to do is either install it as an extension on your current web browser (I use Google Chrome) or go to Ecosia.org like you would go to Google.com.
With environmental concerns and awareness becoming more & more substantial, I always think of how I might be able to help. And also, how can other people get involved even if it is remotely. If you can’t find time to participate in things like volunteering or activism as much as you would like, this adds value to something you’re already doing in your everyday life.
When you’re on your individual computer’s Ecosia page, it will even tell you how many trees you help plant in the top right corner. Unfortunate to say though, it resets for every different browser and computer used so there won’t be a total tally unless you’re probably keeping your own record.
Furthermore, I have found Ecosia‘s search engine to have grown a lot in the time I have used it. You should always be careful when you are looking up facts in the first place but sometimes, I was not fully satisfied with the results it yielded. Google has always been, by far, the best search engine tool in the last almost two decades of existing. But when researching something that I know is an easy search and rather direct, Ecosia is the way. And it’s for such a great cause!
Follow Ecosia now!
Or visit their Tumblr page!
This Saturday, April 22nd, protests continue as scientists (and science enthusiasts like myself) from all sorts of backgrounds, professions, and walks of life, come together to March for Science. This march starts at the National Mall of Washington D.C. and is, appropriately, taking place on Earth day. 🌳
While this march is made up of regular people embarking on a journey to spread awareness of science’s accomplishments, it’s also important in terms of our current political office. It is the reason why it’s happening! The Trump administration is challenging & ignoring that environmental policy is critical. Their upcoming federal budget cuts completely debilitate the EPA and their potential as our environmental protectors. These same people (the Dump admin.) are completely ignoring scientific evidence for the sole purpose of creating short term profit.
Avoiding to take care of our environment is also avoiding the earth that nourishes us as people, nourishes our plant-based foods, and animal counterparts. Marching for Science supports the scientific community and all of their findings. It shows this political office that we’re aware of the bullshit profit for short-term benefits! (For example: Dakota Access Pipeline) Empower & teach our youth to think for themselves… this world is ours to save from monsters driven by money.
Please visit March for Science for more details!
Also visit their online store here where you can purchase this cool $5 button (shown below) to support the cause.
In light of the proposed budget cuts under the Trump administration, I want to show support for something that really matters: protecting the environment. Respect should be given in the order things have been created. That makes Mother Earth first in line for what’s owed here. As decisions are being made to drawback strict policies that conserve what’s left– I think it’s important for individuals who care about the environment to spread awareness in their daily lives. We need to fulfill the roles that will change the future of humanity.
Protecting our environment also protects the future of everything as we know it.